Arizona health officials are encouraging people to celebrate at home for the Fourth of July holiday and discouraging hosting large parties.
In a press conference Monday, Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ and Gov. Doug Ducey urged people to stay home for the holiday weekend.
“We know that a lot of people like to get together for the Fourth of July and celebrate,” Christ said. “What we are asking this weekend is that you celebrate Independence Day with your immediate household or daily contacts”
The new orders also put a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people.
The guidance for the holiday includes staying home, physically distancing and wearing a mask.
Health officials are also reminding the public to stay hydrated.
Ducey on Monday implemented orders that closed bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, gyms, water parks and tubing for at least 30 days to mitigate the spread of the virus.
As of Tuesday, Arizona there has been 79,215 positive COVID-19 cases in the state and 1,632 deaths.
Click here to read Ducey’s order.